Friday, April 18, 2008

24 Hour Friday Five

Rev HRod offers:
Yesterday I had the 24 hour flu. I had been told by the people who had it first that it really was a twenty-four hour bug. And so while I dealt with all the blech of the flu, I kept reminding myself that morning would come and I would feel a lot better.
This is certainly a strange way to start out a Friday Five but it made me think about what I might like to do if I knew it would only last for 24 hours. There are no reality boundaries to these imaginings. So here are the five things for you to consider...

If you could dramatically change your physical appearance for 24 hours, what would you do?
I think I'd want two shots at it. Just once, I'd like to look like I'd look if all my parts worked (no PCOS, no arthritis, no asthma, etc.). Plus, I think it would be interesting to be able to go "undercover" in another culture. Make me Peruvian for a day and let me hang out in Lima. Make me Sudanese for a day, and I'll come back with renewed passion for mission. Something like that.

If you could live in another place for 24 hours where would you go?
Sort of the same as my answer to the last question. Either I'd want to do something fun like live on my own Caribbean island (with staff, of course), or use the time tp really learn something about someplace else. South Africa kind of intrigues me, too.

You get to do somebody else's job for a day...
In my life BPM (before pastoral ministry), I had a split personality. I spoke fluent Spanish (alas, no more) and was a science nerd. I'd want to be a marine scientist studying the ecology of coastal communities. Maybe in South America, just for fun.

Spend the day with another person from anywhere in time and space...
This one's a toughie. Lazarus Long comes to mind but I'd fear for my virtue (bonus points to anyone who knows who this is--don't read the comments, that's cheating). Plus he's a figment of someone's imagination. Maybe Jacques Cousteau in the Amazon....

A magical power is yours. Which one would you pick?
I want a Time Turner like Hermione's. There's just not enough time in the day, and every now and then I need a do-over. (That's a Harry Potter reference. No bonus points :) )

Update: points to Mrs. M!


  1. I love your answer for #4-- I'm giggling that a Heinlein character makes you fear for your virtue.

  2. Lazarus Long? uhm... please tell me you're not reading harlequins okay?

    anyhoo... leaving that aside. sounds like you're headed somewhere warm, tropical, and adventurous!

  3. I vote for the Caribbean island thing ... with Lazarus Long (whoever he is).

  4. I just changed my appearance, but if I could actually change the inside physics, I'd have 20/20 vision, and I'm with you on the absolutely no aches and pains.

    Of course, it would be difficult to go back once the 24 hours were over.

  5. I think you might just have something here.

  6. I never thought of imaginary playmates for #4! Brilliant! Nice play!

  7. Hey RevAnne!

    Remember we were talking about scrapbooking and I said I thought I might start journaling about SB and spirituality, using a book I had? Well I finally got started on it.

    I posted here.


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